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Date

Dec 20 2020

Time

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Finding Family in the Old Country: Getting creating when records are scarce

December 20 at Noon CST

Lara Diamond: Finding Family in the Old Country: Getting creating when records are scarce

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European borders were fluid, meaning that records for one family can be written in many languages and kept in disparate locations. This talk examines one large family that lived in the area that now spans the Ukraine/Romanian border. They lived there while it was part of Hungary, Czechoslovakia & Romania, Hungary again, Soviet Union and Ukraine. Records from this area were kept in multiple languages and are currently held in several modern countries and different archives within those countries. What ended up being a very large family was reconstructed using a variety of methods, including synagogue records, vital records, census enumerations, Holocaust documents, Yizkor books, DNA and more. This talk will discuss the wide variety of resources used to reconstruct this family over the course of decades, bringing the family back to the 1700s and tracing distant cousins across the world.​

Lara Diamond has researched her roots in Eastern Europe using records from the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, has leading roles in JewishGen’s Subcarpathian and Ukraine SIG groups, and runs projects collecting documentation from multiple towns.  Her Jewnealogy blog is at https://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

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Finding Family in the Old Country: Getting creating when records are scarce

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